Campus Programs and Support

  • MSU Title IX Program

    It is the mission of the Title IX program at Michigan State University to cultivate a campus community that is free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including relationship violence and sexual misconduct. We do this by:

    • Raising awareness through education and training programs
    • Encouraging individuals impacted to report incidents
    • Holding individuals accountable for violations of university policy
    • Providing students and employees with resources and supportive services to facilitate ongoing academic and professional success
    • Offering opportunities for community engagement


  • MSU Sexual Assault Program

    Business Line: (517) 355-3551, 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline (517) 372-6666, Student Services Bldg., Rm 207,

    Mission Statement: We believe in the strength and resiliency of all people impacted by sexual violence. We stand with survivors against all forms of social injustice by promoting individual healing and building an empowered, inclusive community.

    The MSU Sexual Assault Program provides FREE and confidential individual counseling and support groups to MSU students who are survivors of adult sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. The MSU Sexual Assault Program offers FREE and confidential legal, academic, institutional and personal advocacy and support for survivors of sexual violence in the Greater Lansing area.  Additional crisis intervention and advocacy services include: a 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline and 24-hour medical advocacy at Sparrow Hospital for survivors who present for Sexual Assault exams. 

    MSU SAP can assist with confidential referrals to community resources for individuals living in other communities.


  • MSU Safe Place

    (517) 355-1100,

    MSU Safe Place is a program that addresses relationship violence and stalking. It is located on the campus of MSU and serves students, faculty, staff, their spouses/partners and non-affiliated members in the Greater Lansing area.

    Safe Place provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children. All support services are free and confidential.  Additionally, Safe Place works to increase awareness about relationship violence and stalking through community education, outreach efforts, expert witness training, professional trainings and consultation.


  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program

    (517) 355-8286,

    The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention Program promotes safety and improves quality of life by educating students on sexual assault and relationship violence, eliminating violence on campus, empowering students to become advocates for a non-violent community and positively effecting social change. This is done through mandatory workshops for incoming first-year students.

    The SARV Prevention Program is a required workshop for all first-year and transfer students.

  • MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services

    (517) 355-8270, Olin Health Center, 3rd floor,

    MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services is the new place on campus for students seeking help for a wide range of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, stress management, homesickness, adjustment or acculturation, relationships, gender and sexual orientation (LBGTQ) issues, substance abuse, traumatic experiences, eating or body image concerns and other personal mental health concerns. CAPS combines the services of the former MSU Counseling Center and former Olin Psychiatry Clinic under one roof to provide improved access for students. Additional services will be available in the Neighborhood Engagement Centers.

    CAPS will continue to put students first, welcoming every student and taking into account all aspects of a student’s identity, such as race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, gender and sexual orientation.

  • MSU Office of Institutional Equity

    The Office of Institutional Equity reviews concerns related to discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status and weight under the University's Anti-Discrimination Policy and Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct. OIE staff is available to provide information on the policies, connect MSU community members to resources, investigate complaints and provide training.

    File an online report

  • Resources for Parents

    Sexual abuse is a challenging topic to discuss, especially with children. Below are resources for parents to help keep their children safe and tools to help them speak up when something isn’t right.

    MSU Student Parent Resource Center

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

    National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

    Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCEDSV)

    Small Talk

    Firecracker Foundation

    End Violent Encounters (EVE)

  • Other Resources for Survivors

    1-855-VOICES4 is a 24 hour-a-day hotline for confidential support and resources for sexual assault survivors. The hotline was launched by Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder and is staffed by professional crisis counselors with specialized training in crisis intervention, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, victim’s rights, health options and Michigan law. Hotline staff can help connect victims with community-based sexual assault programs that offer additional counseling, advocacy and support. Hotline staff also can connect victims with other Michigan services such as Crime Victims Compensation and the Michigan Victim Information and Notification Everyday (MI-VINE), an electronic victim notification service.


    The Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission is a state agency in charge of funding and services for victims of a physical crime. It has four programs that serve and support crime victims including: Compensation, Sexual Assault Forensic Exam, Victim Rights and Crime Victim Assistance. For more information, see their brochure.

    Please note these programs may only be available to survivors who report to the police, and/or to those who seek services within a limited time after an assault or crime occurs.